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A yuletide paradise
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Join us in delightful Riva del Garda for a wonderful festive break. Visit the Christmas markets at Bolzano, "the Italian Capital of Christmas", and Merano, in the shadow of the majestic Dolomite mountains. You'll also have the chance to discover Lake Garda and 'Romeo and Juliet's' Verona, in all their sparkling festive glory.
Fly from your selected airport to Italy, and transfer to your hotel in Riva del Garda.
Today's included excursion is to two wonderful Christmas markets.
At the spa town of Merano, the aroma of gluhwein and strudel, and the sounds of Christmas music fill the air. Wander between stalls laden with traditional handicrafts and regional delicacies like smoked pork, traditional country-style bread, Meraner Lebkuchenmilch and apple schnapps.
The wonderful Christmas Market on the Piazza Walther lives up to Bolzano's reputation as "the Italian capital of Christmas". Local craftsfolk ply their wares, while the foodstuffs on offer fuse the flavours of the north with the tastes of the Mediterranean south. Sample the excellent local vintages, and perhaps take back a bottle or two for your own Christmas table.
Relax in Riva, or join our full-day optional excursion to beautiful Verona and Lake Garda. Set on the banks of the River Adige, medieval Verona's festive focal point is its traditional crib exhibition (which usually opens on 1st December, with entrance payable locally), featuring 400 displays from across the world, and the gigantic white iron 'star' that towers over the central Piazza Bra next to the ancient Roman amphitheatre.
Return to your hotel via the shoreline of Lake Garda, stopping to admire beautiful vistas of the lake from some of the most popular resorts.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.